Are you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Adult programs to learn more.
The Muses is the name of the Museum’s Teen Council that meets once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Muses member or learning more about teen events, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education.
In the Arts: A Professional Event for Teens, co-hosted by the Muses and BTW
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
In partnership with Booker T. Washington Magnet High, MMFA is planning its third annual arts-related career night for teens. Professionals from community arts organizations and creative businesses will showcase their work and answer questions about their education and career paths. Each presenter will have a station in the Rotunda, and teens and family members can visit as many as they like. If you would like more information about this or other teen events at the Museum, or would like to volunteer to share your career in the arts with teens, please contact Alice Novak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 334.240.4362.
The Fragile and the Fleeting: A Multi-Media Workshop for Teens
Saturday, November 14, 2 – 5 P.M.
Led by Sally Chambliss
Led by local art instructor Sally Chambliss, the workshop is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Once and Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman. Lipman works in glass and often photographs her sculptures in the landscape. Participants will create “glass” sculptures by manipulating plastic bottles, then photograph the works in the beautiful Blount Cultural Park, and post their creations on social media.
Call Brandy Morrison 240-4365 to register for this Free Workshop hosted by the MUSES, the Museum’s teen council.
Teen events are sponsored by the 2014 Junior Executive Board
AP Art History
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2015/2016 A.P. Art History class meets daily at 7:25 AM in the Museum library. While exploring works of art from world cultures ancient to present, students from local schools share ideas and experiences. The group also encounters original works of art in collections. A challenging program, A.P. Art History is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and a broad introduction to the connections between artistic expressions and aspects of historical culture. Interested students can contact Alice Novak.
The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.
The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.
College Night: the 60th Anniversary of the Bus Boycott with Trebled Soul
December 10, 5:30 P.M.
To honor the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Museum is hosting a college night with Alabama State University’s Trebled Soul. The vocal jazz ensemble will respond to the seminal moment in the nation’s history with music, alongside a student exhibition reflecting on the boycott and other expressions.
(Ages 14 and Older)
(REGISTRATION FOR STUDIO CLASSES, SCHEDULED FROM JULY THRU SEPTEMBER, OFFICIALLY BEGINS FRIDAY, September 11th)
Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the Studio Brochure to learn more or call 334.240.4365.
Landscape Painting with Sandra
Well – known local artist Sandra Hicks Larson will teach these fun and informative series of classes, designed for students of all levels, including those who have no prior painting experience. If you want to improve your painting skills or have your own original artwork for your home, this is a great place to start! Participants will work from photographs and will view landscapes in the Museum for inspiration. Since these classes are offered during the summer, participants may sign up for individual classes or the entire series. Class size is limited to 12. Some supplies provided.
Instructor: Sandra Hicks Larson
Time: 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Thursday: July 16, 30; August 13, 27; September 3; October 1
Cost: $30 members per class/ $40 non-members per class;
$150 members/ $200 non-members for the series of six classes
Designing in Stained Glass
Participants will learn to design a small glass window and complete their creation by cutting, grinding, and soldering the glass patterns. Beginners as well as those with more experience in working with glass are welcome. The class size is limited to eight students to allow for individual instruction. All glass working tools and most materials are
Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Thursday: July 30; August 13, 27; September 3, 17, 24; October 1
Cost: $165 members/$210 non-members for the series of seven classes
Drawing with Pastels
Learn to “weave” a drawing “tapestry of colored strokes” using the medium of pastels from Marguerite Edwards, one of the region’s experts, in this exciting workshop, in connection with the exhibition Sticking to Color: Pastel Drawings from the MMFA Collection. Participants can choose to work from photographs of landscapes, sunsets, and atmospheric effects provided by the instructor or from their own photos. No previous experience working in pastels is necessary. Sign up for one day for an introduction to pastels, or complete a work of art in two days. Some supplies provided.
Instructor: Marguerite Edwards
Dates & Times: Saturday, September 12: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.;
Sunday, September 13: 1 to 4 P.M.
Cost: $120 members/$155 non-members for the all day Saturday workshop;
$150 members/$195 non-members for both Saturday and Sunday
Expressive Watercolor Painting
During this series of classes, award-winning artist Joan DiLaura will use still life set-ups and landscape images to share her special techniques of working with watercolors, for all levels of experience. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Class size limited to 10.
Instructor: Joan DiLaura
Time: 6 to 8 P.M.
Thursdays: October 8, 15; November 5, 12, 19
Cost: $125 Museum or Montgomery Art Guild members/$170 non-members
for the series of five classes
Painting with Oils: Creating a More Convincing Illusion
Novices and seasoned painters alike will learn to create more dynamic, rich paintings in this informative two-day workshop, taught by well-known artist and UAB professor Gary Chapman. The course will concentrate on the law of contrasts (color-hue & temperature, value, texture, opacity, and types of edges) as a fundamental tool in still life and observational painting. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Gary Chapman
Dates & Times: Saturday, October 17: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 18: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $125 members/$170 non-members; $75 students for the two-day workshop
Painterly Monotypes – Exploring Gesture, Color and Transparency with Encaustic Prints
Internationally exhibited artist Zdenko Krtic will share techniques of drawing and painting directly on a heated printing plate using waxed based paints and drawing sticks. The emphasis in this unique workshop will be on gestural spontaneity, playfulness, and exploring the creative potential inherent in this process. Most supplies provided. Class size limited to 10.
Instructor: Zdenko Krtic- Auburn University drawing & painting professor
Time: 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Saturday, November 7
Cost: $135 members/$180 non-members
Creating with Fused and Slumped Glass
Just in time for the holidays, learn to make beautiful fused glass vessels, pendants and earrings from this well-known artist and teacher. All supplies are provided.
Instructor: Jo Taylor
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, November 1
Cost: $75 members/$120 non-members for the one day workshop
In Bloom: Painting Still Life
In connection with the exhibition Once and Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman, well-known artist Nan Cunningham will guide participants through the steps to create more dramatic still life paintings, stressing color, light, and composition. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Nan Cunningham
Saturday, November 14: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, November 15: 12 to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $200 members/$245 non-members for the two day workshop
To register, call 334.240.4365 or email email@example.com.
Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.
For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%
administrative fee will be charged.